This year’s Limited Edition bottling, Ardbeg Drum, a scrumptious jamboree of flavors and the perfectly peaty excuse for a party.
Inspired by Islay’s rich history of carnivals, this whisky is a bottling imbued with the ultimate influence of carnival spirit, rum. In a first for the distillery, the brand has taken Ardbeg single malt from ex-Bourbon casks and rested it awhile in ex-rum casks from the Americas, resulting in…Ardbeg Drum.
Discover a mass of complex flavors as they parade across the palate. Fragrant pine resin and wood smoke dance alongside ripe banana and pineapple, before lavender, liquorice and vanilla strut into a long, smoky finish—a downright wondrous paradiddle of aromas.
Ardbeg Drum—let the rumbustious revelry begin!
Nose: Smoked apple and pineapple, ripe banana, fragrant pine resin and subtle woodsmoke. Dry coco powder, cinnamon and ginger spiced dates and ‘floating’ lavender notes.
Palate: Peppery texture, huge smoky palate, oil, tar, creosote, rich dark chocolate. A treasure of spices – clove, liquorice and ginger mingles with smoked vanilla.
Finish: Intense smoke on the finish, more spice with a sweet coffee liqueur finish.